Composite Integration customer Carbon ThreeSixty are a specialist carbon composites company providing partners with R&D and prototype manufacture infrastructure that delivers bespoke specification wheels and runflats.
The company recently partnered with a leading defence sector wheel system provider to develop concepts and demonstrate manufacturing readiness for a nex
t generation lightweight runflat protection product, comparable to those widely used to provide escape & evade capability to land defence vehicles such as armoured personnel carriers.
The existing system consists of a transfer-moulded rubber body, reinforced with a central steel spine and fasteners. Carbon ThreeSixty developed a cored thermoset composite component that met or exceeded the performance of the existing offering, whilst dramatically reducing the mass from 26 Kg to 12.5 kg, a reduction of over 50%.
Carbon ThreeSixty Ltd harnessed the exceptional performance of advanced carbon composite materials, and through expert application of high value manufacturing techniques such as dry-fibre preforming technologies and resin transfer moulding were able to deliver a solution that met the client’s price expectation and production volume requirements.
Composite Integration supplied the Ciject Two RTM equipment used in the development and production of the moulded components and assisted with general technical support where necessary.
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